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Meg Warren, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management, College of Business & Economics at Western Washington University. She is an organizational psychologist and earned her Ph.D. at the Claremont Colleges. She is the Co-Founder and Associate Director of the Western Positive Psychology Association (WPPA). Previously, she served as the Director of the MS in Human Resource Management program at Claremont Graduate University, and the President of the Work and Organizations Division of the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA).
Her research focuses on workplace diversity, inclusiveness, and well-being of marginalized group employees. She approaches these topics through the study of empowering work relationships and organizational virtuousness. Her current research explores how, in the face of ambient discrimination, well-intentioned individuals from dominant groups can play active roles as allies, and how dominant group members can be engaged as potential resources and committed partners for equity and inclusion. She explores questions such as what personal qualities motivate allies to authentically enact allyship, how leaders effectively enact allyship and support other employees to enact allyship, what are the dynamics of junior employees 'allying up' and 'allying sideways,' and what organizational/institutional contexts create environments conducive to authentic allyship. In another stream of research, she also examines cultural factors affecting individual well-being and actively works with collaborators in Africa, the Middle East, and South America. Her work has led to several publications including peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and presentations at numerous conferences. She is the lead editor of two books, Scientific Advances in Positive Psychology (2017), and Toward a Positive Psychology of Relationships: New Directions in Theory and Research (2018). She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies and Middle East Journal of Positive Psychology, and has served as a reviewer for numerous journals and conferences. Dr. Warren teaches courses on Organizational Behavior and Managing Cultural Diversity.